Jon Appleton

Judy called to tell me Jon Appleton died.

“Of what?” I asked.

“Doctors do not, for sure, know what caused it. They suspect from one of the current viruses.”

I remember him well as a “natural born leader,” an innovator.

In the basement of our Avenel House, he would make up games and stories.

I used to watch him and think, “This kid has talent. He will go far in later life.”

Unfortunately, it was not to be.

Life is not fair.

What a waste.


(July 16, 2022)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.